This Day in History

Daily historical facts, events, famous birthdays, world history. Discover what happened today in history.

Events History


567 BC- Servius Tullius -the king of Ancient Rome|Rome, celebrates a Roman triumph|triumph for his victory over the Etruscans.

240 BC-First recorded perihelion -passage of Halley's Comet.

1085- Alfonso VI of Castile -takes Toledo, Spain, back from the Moors.

1420- Henry the Navigator -is appointed governor of the Order of Christ (Portugal)|Order of Christ.

1521-The Diet of Worms -ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw.

1644- Ming Dynasty|Ming -general Wu Sangui forms an alliance with the invading Manchus and opens the gates of the Great Wall of China at Shanhai Pass|Shanhaiguan pass, letting the Manchus through towards the capital Beijing.

1659- Richard Cromwell -resigns as Lord Protector of England following the wikt:restoration|restoration of the Long Parliament, beginning a second brief period of the republicanism|republican government called the Commonwealth of England.

1738-A treaty -between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Cresap's War|Conojocular War with settlement of a territorial dispute|boundary dispute and exchange of prisoner of war|prisoners.

1798- Irish Rebellion of 1798|United Irishmen Rebellion -The Carnew massacre, Massacre of Dunlavin Green|Dunlavin massacre and Battle of Carlow|Carlow massacre take place.

1809- Chuquisaca Revolution -a group of Patriot (Spanish American Revolution)|patriots in Chuquisaca (modern day Sucre) revolt against the Spanish Empire, starting the South American Wars of Independence.

1810- May Revolution -citizens of Buenos Aires expel Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata|Viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros during the ''May Revolution#May Week|May week'', starting the Argentine War of Independence.

1819-The Argentine Constitution of 1819 -is Promulgation|promulgated.

1833-The Chilean Constitution of 1833 -is promulgated.

1837-The Rebellions of 1837|Rebels -of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the United Kingdom|British for Political freedom|freedom.

1865-In Mobile, Alabama -300 are killed when an Mobile magazine explosion|ordnance depot explodes.

1878- Gilbert and Sullivan -s comic opera ''H.M.S. Pinafore'' opens at the Opera Comique in London.

1895-The playwright, poet, and novelist Oscar Wilde -is convicted of "committing acts of Labouchere Amendment|gross indecency with Homosexuality|other male persons" and sentenced to serve two years in prison.

1895-The Republic of Formosa -is formed, with Tang Ching-sung as its List of rulers of Taiwan#Republic of Formosa .281895.29|president.

1914-The United Kingdom's British House of Commons|House of Commons -passes Home Rule Act 1914|the Home Rule Act for devolution in Ireland.

1925- Scopes Trial -John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in Tennessee.

1926- Sholom Schwartzbard -assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the government of the Ukrainian People's Republic, which is in exile|government-in-exile in Paris.

1935- Jesse Owens -of Ohio State University breaks three world records and ties a fourth at the Big Ten Conference Track and field|Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

1936-The Remington Rand strike of 1936–1937|Remington Rand strike -led by the American Federation of Labor, begins.

1938- Spanish Civil War -The bombing of Alicante takes place, with 313 deaths.

1940- World War II -The German 2nd Panzer Division (Wehrmacht)|2nd Panzer Division captures the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer; the surrender of the last French and British troops marks the end of the Battle of Boulogne (1940)|Battle of Boulogne.

1946-The parliament of Jordan|Transjordan -makes Abdullah I of Jordan their Emir.

1950- Public Transport -Green Hornet disaster. A Chicago Surface Lines streetcar crashes into a fuel truck, killing 33.

1953- Nuclear testing -At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conduct their first and only nuclear artillery test.

1953-The first List of public-access TV stations in the United States|public television station -in the United States officially begins broadcasting as KUHT from the campus of the University of Houston.

1955-In the United States, a night-time Fujita scale|F5 -tornado strikes the small city of Udall, Kansas, killing 80 and injuring 273. It is the deadliest tornado to ever occur in the state and the 23rd deadliest in the U.S.

1955-First ascent of Kangchenjunga -(8,586 m.), the third-highest mountain in the world, by a British expedition led by Charles Evans (mountaineer)|Charles Evans. Joe Brown (climber)|Joe Brown and George Band reached the summit on May 25, followed by Norman Hardie and Tony Streather the next day.

1961- Apollo program -The President of the United States|U.S. President John F. Kennedy announces before a special joint session of the United States Congress|Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a "man on the Moon" before the end of the decade.

1961-The Bukit Ho Swee Fire -the biggest fire in Singapore history.

1962-The Old Bay Line -the last overnight steamboat service in the United States, goes out of business.

1963-In Addis Ababa -Ethiopia, the Organisation of African Unity is established.

1966- Explorer program -''Explorer 32'' launches.

1966-The first prominent Big-character poster|dàzìbào -during the Cultural Revolution in China is posted at Peking University.

1967- Celtic F.C. -from Glasgow, Scotland, becomes the first ever Northern European team to win the 1967 European Cup Final|European Cup; with previous winners being from Spain, Italy and Portugal.

1968- Gateway Arch -Saint Louis Gateway Arch is dedicated.

1973- HNS Velos (D-16) -while participating in a NATO exercise and in order to protest against the Greek military junta of 1967-1974|dictatorship in Greece, anchored at Fiumicino, Italy, refusing to return to Greece.

1977-'' Star Wars -' is released in theaters, inspiring the Jediism religion and Geek Pride Day holiday.

1977- China|Chinese -government removes a decade old ban on William Shakespeare's work, effectively ending the Cultural Revolution started in 1966.

1979- American Airlines Flight 191 -In Chicago, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 crashes during takeoff at O'Hare International Airport killing all 271 on board and two people on the ground.

1979- Etan Patz -who is six years old, disappears from the street just two blocks away from his home in New York City, prompting an international search for the child, and causing the U.S. President Ronald Reagan to designate May 25 as National Missing Children's Day (in 1983).

1981-In Riyadh -the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

1982- HMS Coventry (D118)|HMS ''Coventry'' -is sunk during the Falklands War.

1985- Bangladesh -is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which kills approximately 10,000 people.

1986- Hands Across America -takes place.

1997-A military coup -in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koromah.

1999-The United States House of Representatives -releases the ''Cox Report'' which details the People's Republic of China's nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.

2000- Liberation Day (Lebanon)|Liberation Day of Lebanon -Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanon|Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first Operation Litani|invasion in 1978.

2001- Erik Weihenmayer -32 years old, of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

2002- China Airlines Flight 611 -disintegrates in mid-air and crashes into the Taiwan Strait. All 225 people on board are killed.

2008- NASA -s ''Phoenix (spacecraft)|Phoenix'' lander (spacecraft)|lander lands in Green Valley (Mars)|Green Valley region of Mars to search for environments suitable for water and Life on Mars|microbial life.

2009- North Korea -allegedly tests 2009 North Korean nuclear test|its second nuclear device. Following the nuclear test, Pyongyang also conducted several missile tests building tensions in the international community.

2011- Oprah Winfrey -airs her last show, ending her twenty-five-year run of ''The Oprah Winfrey Show''.

2012-The Dragon spacecraft -became the COTS Demo Flight 2|first commercial spacecraft to successfully rendezvous with the International Space Station.

2013-Suspected Naxalite|Maoist rebels -kill at least 28 people and injure 32 others in 2013 Naxal attack in Darbha valley|an attack on a convoy of Indian National Congress politicians in Chhattisgarh, India.

Famous Birthdays


1048- Emperor Shenzong of Song -(d. 1085)

1334- Emperor Sukō -of Japan (d. 1398)

1458- Mahmud Begada -Indian sultan (d. 1511)

1572- Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel -(d. 1632)

1606- Charles Garnier (missionary)|Charles Garnier -French missionary and saint (d. 1649)

1661- Claude Buffier -Polish-French historian and philosopher (d. 1737)

1713- John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute -Scottish politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1792)

1725- Samuel Ward (American statesman)|Samuel Ward -American politician, 31st List of colonial governors of Rhode Island|Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island (d. 1776)

1749- Gregorio Funes -Argentinian clergyman and academic (d. 1829)

1783- Philip Pendleton Barbour -American politician, 12th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1841)

1791- Minh Mạng -Vietnamese emperor (d. 1841)

1803- Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton -English author, playwright, and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1873)

1803- Ralph Waldo Emerson -American poet and philosopher (d. 1882)

1818- Jacob Burckhardt -Swiss historian and academic (d. 1897)

1845- Lip Pike -American baseball player and manager (d. 1893)

1846- Naim Frashëri -Albanian poet (d. 1900)

1846- Princess Helena of the United Kingdom -(d. 1923)

1848- Johann Baptist Singenberger -Swiss composer, educator, and publisher (d. 1924)

1852- William Muldoon -American wrestler (d. 1933)

1856- Louis Franchet d'Espèrey -French general (d. 1942)

1860- James McKeen Cattell -American psychologist and academic (d. 1944)

1865- John Mott -American evangelist, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)

1865- Pieter Zeeman -Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1943)

1867- Anders Peter Nielsen -Danish target shooter (d. 1950)

1877- Billy Murray (singer)|Billy Murray -American singer and actor (d. 1954)

1878- Bill Robinson -American actor and dancer (d. 1949)

1879- Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook -Canadian-English businessman and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (d. 1964)

1879- Andrew Kennaway Henderson -English-New Zealand illustrator (d. 1960)

1879- William Stickney -American golfer (d. 1944)

1880- Jean Alexandre Barré -French neurologist (d. 1967)

1882- Marie Doro -American actress (d. 1956)

1883- Carl Johan Lind -Swedish hammer thrower (d. 1965)

1886- Rash Behari Bose -Indian activist (d. 1945)

1886- Philip Murray -Scottish-American miner and labor leader (d. 1952)

1887- Pio of Pietrelcina -Italian priest and saint (d. 1968)

1888- Miles Malleson -English actor and screenwriter (d. 1969)

1889- Günther Lütjens -German admiral (d. 1941)

1889- Igor Sikorsky -Russian-American aircraft designer, founded Sikorsky Aircraft (d. 1972)

1897- Gene Tunney -American boxer (d. 1978)

1898- Bennett Cerf -American publisher, co-founded Random House (d. 1971)

1899- Kazi Nazrul Islam -Bengali poet, author, and flute player (d. 1976)

1900- Alain Grandbois -Canadian poet (d. 1975)

1903- Binnie Barnes -English-American actress and singer (d. 1998)

1907- U Nu -Burmese politician, 1st Prime Minister of Burma (d. 1995)

1908- Theodore Roethke -American poet and academic (d. 1963)

1909- Alfred Kubel -German politician (d. 1999)

1909- Marie Menken -American actress, director, and painter (d. 1970)

1912- Princess Deokhye -of Korea (d. 1989)

1912- Dean Rockwell -American commander, wrestler, and coach (d. 2005)

1913- Heinrich Bär -German colonel and pilot (d. 1957)

1913- Richard Dimbleby -English journalist (d. 1965)

1916- Brian Dickson -Canadian politician, 15th Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1998)

1916- Giuseppe Tosi -Italian discus thrower (d. 1981)

1917- Steve Cochran -American actor (d. 1965)

1917- Theodore Hesburgh -American priest, theologian, and academic

1920- Arthur Wint -Jamaican runner (d. 1992)

1921- Hal David -American songwriter and composer (d. 2012)

1921- Jack Steinberger -German-Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1922- Enrico Berlinguer -Italian politician (d. 1984)

1922- Kitty Kallen -American singer

1924- István Nyers -French-Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)

1925- Rosario Castellanos -Mexican poet and author (d. 1974)

1925- Jeanne Crain -American actress and singer (d. 2003)

1925- Eldon Griffiths -English journalist and politician

1925- Don Liddle -American baseball player (d. 2000)

1926- Claude Akins -American actor (d. 1994)

1926- William Bowyer (artist)|William Bowyer -English painter

1926- Phyllis Gotlieb -Canadian author and poet (d. 2009)

1926- David Wynne (sculptor)|David Wynne -English sculptor

1927- Robert Ludlum -American author (d. 2001)

1927- Norman Petty -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 1984)

1929- Warren Frost -American actor

1929- Ann Robinson -American actress

1929- Beverly Sills -American soprano (d. 2007)

1931- Herb Gray -Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (d. 2014)

1931- Georgy Grechko -Russian engineer and astronaut

1931- Aili Jõgi -Estonian activist

1931- Irwin Winkler -American director and producer

1932- Roger Bowen -American actor and author (d. 1996)

1932- John Gregory Dunne -American author, screenwriter, and critic (d. 2003)

1932- K. C. Jones -American basketball player and coach

1932- Steve Rossi -American comedian and actor (d. 2014)

1933- Romuald Klim -Belarusian hammer thrower (d. 2011)

1933- Sarah Marshall (British film actress)|Sarah Marshall -English-American actress (d. 2014)

1933- Basdeo Panday -Trinidadian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

1933- Ray Spencer -English footballer

1933- Jógvan Sundstein -Faroese politician, 7th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands

1935- John Ffowcs Williams -Welsh engineer and academic

1935- Cookie Gilchrist -American football player (d. 2011)

1935- W. P. Kinsella -Canadian author

1935- Victoria Shaw (actress)|Victoria Shaw -Australian-American actress (d. 1988)

1936- Tom T. Hall -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1936- Rusi Surti -Indian cricketer (d. 2013)

1937- Tom Phillips (artist)|Tom Phillips -English painter

1938- Raymond Carver -American author and poet (d. 1988)

1938- Margaret Forster -English author

1938- Geoffrey Robinson -English politician

1939- Dixie Carter -American actress (d. 2010)

1939- Ian McKellen -English actor

1940- Nobuyoshi Araki -Japanese photographer

1941- Vladimir Voronin -Moldovan economist and politician, 3rd President of Moldova

1942- Ron Davies (footballer born 1942)|Ron Davies -Welsh footballer (d. 2013)

1943- Jessi Colter -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1943- John Palmer (musician)|John Palmer -English keyboard player (Family (band)|Family, Eclection, and Blossom Toes)

1943- Leslie Uggams -American actress and singer

1944- Digby Anderson -English journalist and philosopher

1944- Pierre Bachelet -French singer-songwriter (d. 2005)

1944- John Bunnell -American police officer, television host, and actor

1944- Charlie Harper (singer)|Charlie Harper -English singer-songwriter, (U.K. Subs)

1944- Robert MacPherson (mathematician)|Robert MacPherson -American mathematician and academic

1944- Frank Oz -English-American puppeteer, voice actor, and director

1946- Bill Adam -Scottish-Canadian race car driver

1946- David A. Hargrave -American game designer, created ''Arduin'' (d. 1988)

1947- Mitch Margo -American singer-songwriter and producer (The Tokens)

1947- Karen Valentine -American actress

1948- Marianne Elliott -Irish historian and academic

1948- Klaus Meine -German singer-songwriter and guitarist (Scorpions (band)|Scorpions)

1949- Jamaica Kincaid -Caribbean-American author

1949- Joe Unger -American actor

1949- Barry Windsor-Smith -English painter and illustrator

1951- Bob Gale -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1952- Jeffrey Bewkes -American businessman

1952- Nick Fotiu -American ice hockey player and coach

1952- David Jenkins (athlete)|David Jenkins -Trinidadian-Scottish runner

1952- Al Sarrantonio -American author

1952- Gordon H. Smith -American politician

1953- Eve Ensler -American playwright

1953- Daniel Passarella -Argentinian footballer, coach, and manager

1953- Stan Sakai -Japanese-American author and illustrator

1954- Murali (Malayalam actor)|Murali -Indian actor (d. 2009)

1955- Alistair Burt -English politician

1955- Connie Sellecca -American actress

1956- Stavros Arnaoutakis -Greek politician

1956- Tatsutoshi Goto -Japanese wrestler

1956- Sugar Minott -Jamaican singer and producer (The African Brothers) (d. 2010)

1956- David P. Sartor -American composer and conductor

1957- Alastair Campbell -English journalist and author

1957- Edward Lee (writer)|Edward Lee -American author

1957- Robert Picard -Canadian ice hockey player

1957- Hillary B. Smith -American actress

1958- Katerina Batzeli -Greek politician

1958- Zahida Manzoor -English businesswoman

1958- Paul Weller -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Jam and The Style Council)

1959- Julian Clary -English comedian, actor, and author

1959- Manolis Kefalogiannis -Greek politician

1959- Rick Wamsley -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1960- Amy Klobuchar -American lawyer and politician

1960- Anthea Turner -English journalist and television host

1962- Ric Nattress -Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager

1963- George Hickenlooper -American director and producer (d. 2010)

1963- Mike Myers -Canadian-American actor, singer, screenwriter, and producer

1963- Eha Rünne -Estonian shot putter and discus thrower

1964- Ivan Bella -Slovak colonel, pilot, and astronaut

1964- David Shaw (ice hockey)|David Shaw -Canadian-American ice hockey player

1964- Ray Stevenson (actor)|Ray Stevenson -Irish-English actor

1965- Yahya Jammeh -Gambian colonel and politician, President of the Gambia

1967- Poppy Z. Brite -American author

1968- Kendall Gill -American basketball player, boxer, and sportscaster

1969- Glen Drover -Canadian guitarist and songwriter (Megadeth, Eidolon (band)|Eidolon, and King Diamond (band)|King Diamond)

1969- Anne Heche -American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter

1969- Stacy London -American journalist and author

1970- Sandra Dopfer -Austrian tennis player

1970- Joey Eischen -American baseball player and coach

1970- Lindsay Greenbush -American actress

1970- Sidney Greenbush -American actress

1970- Jamie Kennedy -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1970- Octavia Spencer -American actress

1970- Satsuki Yukino -Japanese voice actress

1971- Stefano Baldini -Italian runner

1971- Marco Cappato -Italian politician

1971- Justin Henry -American actor

1972- Karan Johar -Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1973- Daz Dillinger -American rapper and producer (Tha Dogg Pound)

1973- Al-Saadi Gaddafi -Libyan footballer

1973- Demetri Martin -American comedian, actor, and singer

1973- Molly Sims -American model and actress

1974- Frank Klepacki -American drummer and composer (Home Cookin' (band)|Home Cookin' and I Am (band)|I Am)

1974- Miguel Tejada -Dominican-American baseball player

1974- Dougie Freedman -Scottish footballer and manager

1975- Blaise Nkufo -Congolese-Swiss footballer

1976- Tarik Glenn -American football player

1976- Stefan Holm -Swedish high jumper

1976- Cillian Murphy -Irish-English actor

1976- Sandra Nasić -German singer (Guano Apes)

1976- Erki Pütsep -Estonian cyclist

1976- Marcelo José da Silva -Brazilian footballer

1976- Ethan Suplee -American actor

1976- Miguel Zepeda -Mexican footballer

1977- Karthi -Indian actor

1977- Andre Anis -Estonian footballer

1977- Alberto Del Rio -Mexican-American mixed martial artist and wrestler

1978- Brian Urlacher -American football player

1979- Carlos Bocanegra -American soccer player

1979- Sayed Moawad -Egyptian footballer

1979- Caroline Ouellette -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1979- Sam Sodje -English-Nigerian footballer

1979- Jonny Wilkinson -English rugby player

1980- Jae Hee -South Korean actor

1980- Joe King (guitarist)|Joe King -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Fray)

1980- David Navarro (footballer)|David Navarro -Spanish footballer

1981- Michalis Pelekanos -Greek basketball player

1982- Adam Boyd -English footballer

1982- Daniel Braaten -Norwegian footballer

1982- Ryan Gallant -American skateboarder

1982- Roger Guerreiro -Polish footballer

1982- Ezekiel Kemboi -Kenyan runner

1982- Jason Kubel -American baseball player

1982- Stacey Pensgen -American figure skater and meteorologist

1982- Luke Webster -Australian footballer

1983- Tiago Cardoso Fonseca -Brazilian footballer

1983- Aleksandr Petrov (ice hockey)|Aleksandr Petrov -Estonian ice hockey player

1984- Luke Ball -Australian footballer

1984- Kyle Brodziak -Canadian ice hockey player

1984- A. J. Foyt IV -American race car driver

1984- Kostas Martakis -Greek singer and actor

1984- Shawne Merriman -American football player

1984- Marion Raven -Norwegian singer-songwriter and actress (M2M (band)|M2M)

1984- Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir -Icelandic model and actress, Miss World 2005

1985- Luciana Abreu -Portuguese singer and actress (2B (band)|2B)

1985- Demba Ba -French footballer

1985- Gert Kams -Estonian footballer

1985- Roman Reigns -American football player and wrestler

1985- Alexis Texas -American porn actress

1986- Lauren Crace -English actress

1986- Edewin Fanini -Brazilian footballer

1986- Yoan Gouffran -French footballer

1986- Neon Hitch -English singer-songwriter

1986- Geraint Thomas -Welsh cyclist

1986- Juri Ueno -Japanese actress

1987- Timothy Derijck -Belgian footballer

1987- Yves De Winter -Belgian footballer

1987- Moritz Stehling -German footballer

1988- Elle and Blair Fowler|Elle Fowler -American blogger

1988- Union J|JJ Hamblett -English singer (Union J)

1988- Dávid Škutka -Slovak footballer

1988- Cameron van der Burgh -South African swimmer

1989- Karel Tammjärv -Estonian skier

1990- Nikita Filatov -Russian ice hockey player

1991- Jillian Wheeler -American singer-songwriter and actress

1994- Aly Raisman -American gymnast

1995- Gabby Soleil -American actress

History of Deaths


615- Pope Boniface IV -(b. 550)

675- Li Hong -Chinese prince (b. 652)

709- Aldhelm -English-Latin bishop, poet, and scholar (b. 639)

992- Mieszko I of Poland -(b. 935)

1085- Pope Gregory VII -(b. 1020)

1261- Pope Alexander IV -(b. 1185)

1452- John Stafford (bishop)|John Stafford -English archbishop

1555- Gemma Frisius -Dutch physician, mathematician, and cartographer (b. 1508)

1555- Henry II of Navarre -(b. 1503)

1595- Valens Acidalius -German poet and critic (b. 1567)

1595- Philip Neri -Italian priest and saint (b. 1515)

1632- Adam Tanner (mathematician)|Adam Tanner -Austrian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1572)

1667- Gustaf Bonde -Swedish politician, 5th Lord High Treasurer of Sweden (b. 1620)

1681- Pedro Calderón de la Barca -Spanish poet and playwright (b. 1600)

1693- Madame de La Fayette -French author (b. 1634)

1741- Daniel Ernst Jablonski -German theologian (b. 1660)

1786- Peter III of Portugal -(b. 1717)

1789- Anders Dahl -Swedish botanist (b. 1751)

1797- John Griffin, 4th Baron Howard de Walden -English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Essex (b. 1719)

1805- William Paley -English priest and philosopher (b. 1743)

1848- Annette von Droste-Hülshoff -German author and composer (b. 1797)

1849- Benjamin D'Urban -English general and politician, Governor of British Guiana (b. 1777)

1899- Rosa Bonheur -French painter and sculptor (b. 1822)

1912- Austin Lane Crothers -American politician, 46th Governor of Maryland (b. 1860)

1917- Maksim Bahdanovič -Belarusian poet and critic (b. 1891)

1919- Eliza Pollock -American archer (b. 1840)

1919- Madam C. J. Walker -American businesswoman and philanthropist, founded the Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company (b. 1867)

1924- Lyubov Popova -Russian painter (b. 1889)

1926- Symon Petliura -Ukrainian journalist and politician (b. 1879)

1927- Payne Whitney -American businessman (b. 1876)

1930- Randall Davidson -Scottish archbishop (b. 1848)

1934- Gustav Holst -English trombonist, composer, and educator (b. 1874)

1939- Frank Watson Dyson -English astronomer (b. 1868)

1940- Joe De Grasse -Canadian-American actor and director (b. 1873)

1942- Emanuel Feuermann -Austrian-American cellist (b. 1902)

1943- Nils von Dardel -Swedish painter (b. 1888)

1946- Marcel Petiot -French doctor and serial killer (b. 1897)

1951- Paula von Preradović -Croatian poet (b. 1887)

1954- Robert Capa -Hungarian photographer and journalist (b. 1913)

1957- Leo Goodwin (swimmer)|Leo Goodwin -American swimmer, diver, and water polo player (b. 1883)

1965- Sonny Boy Williamson II -American singer-songwriter and harmonica player (b. 1908)

1968- Georg von Küchler -German field marshal (b. 1881)

1970- Tom Patey -Scottish mountaineer and author (b. 1932)

1977- Yevgenia Ginzburg -Russian author (b. 1904)

1979- Itzhak Bentov -Czech-Israeli scientist, mystic, and author (b. 1923)

1979- John Spenkelink -American murderer (b. 1949)

1981- Fredric Warburg -English author and publisher (b. 1898)

1982- Larry J. Blake -American actor (b. 1918)

1983- Idris of Libya -(b. 1889)

1983- Jean Rougeau -Canadian wrestler (b. 1925)

1983- Jack Stewart (ice hockey)|Black Jack Stewart -Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1917)

1986- Chester Bowles -American politician, 22nd Under Secretary of State (b. 1901)

1990- Vic Tayback -American actor (b. 1930)

1993- Buddhadasa -Thai monk and philosopher (b. 1906)

1995- Dany Robin -French actress (b. 1927)

1996- Renzo De Felice -Italian historian and politician (b. 1929)

1996- Bradley Nowell -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Sublime (band)|Sublime) (b. 1968)

2000- Nicholas Clay -English actor (b. 1946)

2002- Pat Coombs -English actress (b. 1926)

2003- Jeremy Michael Ward -American singer and guitarist (The Mars Volta and De Facto (band)|De Facto) (b. 1976)

2003- Sloan Wilson -American author (b. 1920)

2004- Roger Williams Straus, Jr. -American publisher, co-founded Farrar, Straus and Giroux|Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publishing Company (b. 1917)

2005- Sunil Dutt -Indian actor, director, producer, and politician (b. 1929)

2005- Robert Jankel -English businessman, founded Panther Westwinds (b. 1938)

2005- Gregory Scott Johnson -American murderer (b. 1965)

2005- Graham Kennedy -Australian actor and game show host (b. 1934)

2005- Zoran Mušič -Slovene painter, graphic artist, and draughtsman (b. 1909)

2006- Desmond Dekker -Jamaican singer-songwriter (b. 1941)

2007- Laurie Bartram -American actress and dancer (b. 1958)

2007- Charles Nelson Reilly -American actor, director, and educator (b. 1931)

2008- J. R. Simplot -American businessman, founded Simplot (b. 1909)

2008- Camu Tao -American rapper and producer (The Weathermen (hip hop group)|The Weathermen) (b. 1977)

2009- Haakon Lie -Norwegian politician (b. 1905)

2010- Alexander Belostenny -Ukrainian basketball player (b. 1959)

2010- Michael H. Jordan -American businessman (b. 1936)

2010- Alan Hickinbotham -Australian footballer and coach (b. 1925)

2010- Silvius Magnago -Italian politician (b. 1914)

2010- Siphiwo Ntshebe -South African tenor (b. 1975)

2010- Gabriel Vargas -Mexican painter and illustrator (b. 1915)

2010- Jarvis Williams (American football)|Jarvis Williams -American football player and coach (b. 1965)

2011- Terry Jenner -Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1944)

2012- R. Dilip (Tamil actor)|R. Dilip -Indian actor (b. 1955)

2012- Keith Gardner -Jamaican sprinter (b. 1929)

2012- William Hanley -American author and screenwriter (b. 1931)

2012- Edoardo Mangiarotti -Italian fencer (b. 1919)

2012- Peter D. Sieruta -American author and critic (b. 1958)

2012- Beatrice Sparks -American therapist and author (b. 1917)

2012- Lou Watson -American basketball player and coach (b. 1924)

2013- Tyrone Brunson (musician)|Tyrone Brunson -American singer (b. 1956)

2013- Gene Burns -American radio host (b. 1940)

2013- Mahendra Karma -Indian politician (b. 1950)

2013- Marshall Lytle -American bass player and songwriter (Bill Haley & His Comets and The Jodimars) (b. 1933)

2013- Nand Kumar Patel -Indian politician (b. 1953)

2013- T. M. Soundararajan -Indian singer (b. 1922)

2013- Jimmy Wray -Scottish politician (b. 1935)

2013- Lewis Yocum -American surgeon (b. 1947)

2014- David Allen (cricketer)|David Allen -English cricketer (b. 1935)

2014- Lee Chamberlin -American actress (b. 1938)

2014- Bertha Gilkey -American activist (b. 1949)

2014- Wojciech Jaruzelski -Polish general and politician, 1st President of Poland (b. 1923)

2014- Herb Jeffries -American singer and actor (b. 1913)

2014- Matthew Saad Muhammad -American boxer (b. 1954)

2014- Malcolm Simmons -English motorcycle racer (b. 1946)

2014- Bunny Yeager -American model and photographer (b. 1929)